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Are you unknowingly putting your career at risk? Perhaps you want to make sure you are practicing safely so that you never get called to the courtroom? Maybe you are interested in one day considering a lucrative side job as a Legal Nurse Consultant?
This recording will provide just the information you need! We know that most days nurses are literally superhuman, but mistakes can still get made. It’s time to learn how you can secure your job, license, and protect yourself from potential lawsuits.
Meet Jessica. Jessica had always heard, “if you don’t document, you will get in trouble.” During her orientation for a new job, her preceptor taught her how to document the unit requirements and reassured Jessica that writing much more than that was a waste of time. Jessica never questioned this, and actually thought, “ I don’t need to worry about charting; the computer takes care of that. If I chart what my unit audits for, I can sleep soundly.”
2 years later … Jessica sits down quietly at the deposition table, spells her name for the court reporter and is sworn in. “Do you promise to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.” If this happened to Jessica, it could happen to you!
In this comprehensive training course in Legal Nursing, expert Brenda Elliff, RN, MPA, ONC, CCM, LNCC provides intense training on nursing documentation and litigation to transform the way you think about your nursing practice and how you document the care you provide.
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|File type||File name||Number of pages|
|Manual - 3-Day Legal Nursing Intensive Training Course (5.37 MB)||179 Pages||Available after Purchase|
|CE Test – 077965 – Paper Option (296.9 KB)||Available after Purchase|
Brenda Elliff, RN, MPA, ONC, CCM, LNCC, established Elliff Medical-Legal Services in 1996. As a legal nurse consultant, she assists on both plaintiff and defense cases. She performs record reviews, develops strategies and provides expert witness preparation.
Her work involves Medical Malpractice, Worker’s Compensation, Personal Injury and a variety of legal cases. Previously, Brenda worked as a Health Care Coordinator for a large law firm and taught a Legal Nurse Consultation review course. Initially, she began working with attorneys on legal cases in California and has now expanded her scope throughout the Pacific NW.
Her clinical nursing experiences are vast and span 40 years. Brenda has worked as a staff nurse, as a nurse manager at major teaching facilities, as nurse case manager and as an adjunct nursing professor.
When not nursing, Brenda enjoys participating with a local performing group. The group has performed at the LA Christmas Parade, 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Parade in Honolulu, and the Washington, DC Cherry Blossom Parade.
Past nurses who have attended Brenda’s programs have appreciated the dynamic and fun way in which she can deliver excellent clinical and legal information. She has been a sought-after speaker at national, state and local levels, on a variety of topics that draw from her areas of expertise.
Financial: Brenda Elliff maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Brenda Elliff has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
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